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When stainless steel is cold worked, it undergoes substantial strain hardening. This leads to a significant strength enhancement, whilst adequate ductility is still retained. The strength enhancement has not generally been taken into account in the practical design of structural members due to the lack of knowledge of the structural behaviour of material in this condition. This valorisation project has disseminated new design recommendations for cold-worked stainless steel from the recently completed ECSC research project Structural design of cold-worked austenitic stainless steel (Contract 7210-PR-318). The principle deliverables of this project were: - The third edition of the Design manual for structural stainless steel - A commentary on the design manual - Design examples - A web-based design facility - Eight seminars across Europe. The third edition of the Design manual for structural stainless steel was published in seven European languages. It is freely available from Euro Inox both in printed form and as a CD. The seminars held in eight European countries were well attended and the discussions that took place confirmed great interest in the design manual. This valorisation project has succeeded in disseminating new design guidance on structural stainless steel to a wide audience of European structural engineers.

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Authors: BADDOO N, The Steel Construction Institute, Ascot (UK);BOUCHAIR H, CUST - Blaise Pascal University, Aubière (FR);ZILLI G, CSM, Rome (IT);PILSL M, Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Aachen (DE);TALJA A, VTT, Espoo (FI);REAL E, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona (ES);UPPFELDT B, SBI, Stockholm (ES);PAULY T, Euro Inox, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23199 EN (2008), 62 pp. Euro: 15
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-NA-23199-EN-S The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-08178-1
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